UCLA News|Week: The latest on antibiotic-resistant 'super-bugs'
May 11, 2011
Estimated read time: 2 minutes
This week, hear from the experts and explore the labs where clinical research on "super-bugs" continues.
"A superbug is a bacteria that is resistant to most or all of the antibiotics we would normally have to treat it," says Dr. Daniel Uslan, assistant clinical professor of infectious diseases at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. Uslan directs the UCLA Antimicrobial Stewardship Program, where stealthy bacteria like CRKP and MRSA are studied.
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Also in the video:
- Attempts to change the face of nurses in the media. MarySue Heilemann, associate professor at the UCLA School of Nursing, discusses the "Media Images and Screen Representations of Nursing" symposium.
- Three UCLA undergraduates who founded impressive community service projects were honored with the 2011 Charles E. Young Humanitarian Award. Their programs address the problems of foot care for the homeless, companionship for the elderly in caregiving facilities, and academic and social success for youth in foster care.
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